School of Engineering and Computing

Electrical Engineering Technology (AE)

Systems as different as computers, cell phones, smart grids, and wind turbines all employ similar tech. With a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology you will understand the concepts behind these systems and many others. Our labs have the instruments, power supplies, and controllers used widely in the industry.

Engineering technicians are an important piece of the puzzle. They work in research, development, design, production, or manufacturing of complex electrical, electronic, or electromechanical products. Testing, quality control, marketing, installation, and customer service are among the jobs available.

Like a challenge? Classes are scheduled for students to get a dual major in Computer Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. With a two-year associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, you can go the extra mile by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, or Business Technology & Management.

The ABET-ETAC program educational objectives and student outcomes are listed on the Curriculum page.

A student with an Associate of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Technology will be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments related to the discipline and analyze and interpret results
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team

 

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Professional skills: be immediately employable and productive in the workplace
  • Engineering management skills: possess qualifications for positions of responsibility based on knowledge of necessary skills
  • Engineering skills: demonstrate knowledge in both theory and application
  • Innovation skills: engage in lifelong learning and adapt to new and emerging technologies; continue their formal education

 

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program enrollment and graduation count  

Curriculum Details

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1
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2

Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
5%
Electrical Engineers
2%
That Translates Into

8,000

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2018 - 2028

Electrical and Electronics Engineers working in the US (source: BLS).

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

N/A

NATIONAL

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (October 2018)

Employers

  • Benoit Electric
  • Catamount R&D
  • Collins Aerospace
  • IBM
  • GLOBAL FOUNDRIES
  • Green Mountain Power
  • Hallam-ICS
  • Husky Injection Molding
  • Instrumart
  • N.E. Wire Technologies
  • Nanya Technology Corporation
  • Nuflare Technology
  • Oryza Group
  • Schiring Radiographic Imaging
  • US. Army

Job Titles

  • ESD Lab Technician
  • Design Engineer
  • Optical Test & Fault Isolation
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Equipment Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Physical Design Engineer
  • Instrument Technician
  • Electrical Engineer Technician
  • Application Engineer
  • Operator
  • Field Engineer
  • Assembly Technician

Will Jeffries

  • I started my college education a bit later in life than is typical
  • I participate in the multi-cultural club and other activities around campus
  • I have found Vermont Tech offers a good work-life balance
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Jonathan Alvin

  • I am fascinated by solar power and want to learn more
  • The low student to teacher ratio is great
  • I am very active with campus clubs and sports
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Sean Connolly

  • I am a veteran, father, and husband
  • Vermont Tech is very veteran friendly
  • My degree offers a wide array of career options
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news

  • 25
    Sep

    Patrick Melvin (BS.EET), Ronnie Corey (AE.MEC), and Quinn Munns (BS.EET) represented Vermont Tech at the annual Vermont Society of Engineers (VSE) Golf Tournament at Cedar Knoll Country Club in Hinesburg, Vermont on September 25, 2020. The annual VSE tournament raises funds for scholarships to engineering students at Vermont Tech, Norwich University, and the University of Vermont. Although most contestants are…

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  • 31
    Aug

    Senator Patrick Leahy, Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Vermont Technical College (Vermont Tech) President Patricia Moulton Monday announced a $7.969 million contract awarded to Vermont Tech from the U.S. Army’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) office as part of its National Imperative for Industrial Skills. The contract, which has an additional $4 million option, will establish…

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  • 23
    Jan

    How do you prepare for a competition that gives you nothing to prepare for? Just like the other entrants of the American Institute of Architects’ Emerging Professionals Network (EPN) 4th Annual Design Charrette at Norwich University: anxiety ridden. William Fretwell and David Woolaver, students in Vermont Tech’s Architectural Engineering Technology major, were more than first-time entrants to the charette —…

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Mike Smith

  • I worked full time during my studies
  • Electrical is a great foundation for all fields
  • I still learn every day
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Brad Remillard

  • Engineering is a good fit; it keeps me busy.
  • Luckily for me, engineering pays well.
  • With a Vermont Tech degree, my tuition will pay off.
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Zach Blanchard

  • I got a 4.0 in math and science my first semester.
  • I tutored and mentored other students.
  • I found excellent faculty who care.
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